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hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> dangerous weather. right now, a high-wind warning is in effect. the winds are howling in maryland. in annapolis, state flags are flapping. the dark sky was ominous and the storm clouds moved quickly. you can hear the wind as wjz shot pieces of a roof that blew off a house on union avenue and falls road. >> the day started with fog, then the sun came out. right now, outside, it's partly sunny with gusts of very high winds. >> wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are here. >> today was probably the windiest day i've seen around here really in several years,
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except for maybe isolated thunderstorm winds. take a look at this. 37, bwi marshall. 35. these are sustained winds, remember. 24 out in oakland. but the wind gusts in the last hour. 59 miles an hour at the airport. a lot less down to the south. but 58 in washington. it is beginning to slow down a little to the west. hagerstown at 37. and cumberland at 17. now, we still have a high-wind warning in effect until 7:00 p.m. wind gusts as high as 4 -- 45, even 50 before things calm down. tim has a look at the outback. this front and rainfall numbers. tim? >> definitely, these winds have picked up behind a front that moved through. with that front came severe thunderstorm warnings that came through. and definitely rainfall that started this time yesterday. let's take a look at our satellite radar composite. and the last little batch of that that came through around the noon hour and just about an
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hour ago, or through just about an hour ago, came with some thunderstorms. now, we're starting to see some clearing. but cooler air is rushing on in. let's talk about the rain totals. just about a half an inch area wide. as you start to look across the region, 39/100ths of an inch down towards salisbury. just about half an inch of rain near easton. up around denton, a little more than half an inch of rain. a little more than three quarters of an inch in cecil county. and here on television hill, we had just about .56 inches of rain. just about a half inch of rain or so across the area and out toward the far western parts of the county or part of the state. out in cumberland, and frostberg, we had just about an inch and a quarter. that is pretty much what rolled through here. we'll have your complete updated first warning forecast coming up. >> wild winds leaving thousands of people in the dark this afternoon. wjz just checked with bge and 52,000 customers don't have
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power right now. and that number continues to climb. the hardest hit areas, anne arundel county, baltimore county, and baltimore city. it could take a while to turn the lights back on. because workers can't get in the bucket trucks until the wind dies down. stay with wjz and first warning weather coverage for complete coverage. for a look at your live radar, log onto we have breaking news to report to you a short time ago. the jury in the cleaven williams murder trial returns with a verdict. denise is in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: well, kai, williams admitted he killed his wife. it took the jury four days to deliberate. and they just found him guilty of first-degree murder. in 2008, he stabbed his wife, veronica seven times. cleaven williams plieded insanity -- pleaded insanity. the victim's cousin reacted. >> when the verdict came, i just wanted there to be some
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type. justice. and at the end of the day, veronica is gone. she's gone. >> reporter: and an autopsy showed his wife veronica was pregnant at the time of her murder. kai? >> denise, thank you. williams could be sentenced to life. we'll have more on reaction on this story coming up on wjz at 5:00 and 6:00. he had the ingredients and instructions to build an extremely powerful student. today, a 21-year-old college student arrested by the fbi goes before a judge in texas. ines feray reports. >> reporter: terror suspect was brought to the courthouse. the 20-year-old seemed calm in the courtroom, as the judge ifed -- asked if he understood the charges against him. aldawsari is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. his lawyer says his client will plead not guilty.
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the saudi arabian suspect came to the u.s. two yearsing on on a student visa. -- years ago on a student visa. the fbi searched his apartment and found bomb making materials, including two key materials needed to make an atomic weapon. >> i'm thankful to god that nothing happened to anyone here. >> reporter: investigators say aldawsari wrote in a journal about the plight of muslims and referenced osama bin laden's speeches. he also outlined plans to bomb new york during rush hour, target a home of former president george w. bush. the fbi says aldawsari acted alone. former roommates say aldawsari kept to himself. >> he wouldn't associate with us at all. just went to his room, locked the door. >> reporter: if convicted, he could be sentenced for life. ines felay, wjz eyewitness
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news. >> and investigators say that he was trying to make the powerful explosive t&p. and he was not on the fbi's radar until three weeks ago. if you haven't filled up your gas tank recently, get ready for sticker shock. alex demetrick is in the newsroom with the reason behind the jump. alex? >> well, kai. the protests in libya are behind the spike. gas prices shot up another 6 cents overnight. many have stopped pumping oil during the crisis. and although libya supplies only a small amount of u.s. oil. there are fews -- foo -- fears fears that it could spread. right now, we're paying $3.21 a gallon. it's up about 12 cents from last month. hard to believe but $2.60 a gallon last year seems like a bargain now. how high will prices go? some experts predict we could see $5 sometime soon. but triple a thinks the crisis in the middle east would have to get much worse before gas
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climbs that high. it's controversial. and many say its time has come. a bill to allow same-sex couples couples to marry in maryland. right now, a house judiciary committee is debating the issue. last night, maryland senators approved the measure on a 25-21 vote. if the house approves the measure, governor o'malley says he will sign the bill into law. we'll have the very latest on today's hearing, coming up live at 5:00 and 6:00. poacher strike again. more illegal rockfish found again near the mouth of the chester river. they found the 400-yard long net wednesday, with some 400 pounds of striped bass. officers patrolling say they believe it was set before the crackdown on the illegal rockfish nets. so far, more than 12 tons of illegal rock fish have been pulled from the bay. we'll check in on the roads here. here's kristy breslin. i hear that there are trees
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down all over the place. >> reporter: absolutely. the wind is really affecting the drive, mary. and also major problems out there on 95. let's take a live look. let's go back to our live shot there. 95 at the tidings memorial bridge. there was an accident in the southbound direction. it's just beginning to move. an overturned tractor-trailer had the delay back to perryville slowing from york to harrisburg freeway. in bel air, downed tree blocking both lanes there. same situation in the joppatowne area. tree blocking all lanes. pulaski highway at joppa road. as far as accidents go, plenty to talk about. east joppa at fuller. north fulton at mulberry. west saratoga at north charles. let's now go back and we'll take another live look there. you can see traffic just
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climbing along on the tidings memorial bridge. has just started moving along. if you or someone you know has suffered an injury, call. sheen scandal. in the latest episode, the actor reportedly angered coworkers. serene branson reports for wjz with sheen's latest rant. >> look what i'm dealing with, man. i'm dealing with fools and trolls. i'm dealing with soft targets. and it's just straifing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee because i don't have time for these clowns. >> reporter: for seven minutes, sheen ranted on the radio with alex jones. he took aim on two and a half men creators, like chuck lorre, calling him by his real name,
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jaim levine. >> last i looked, i turned your show into gold. >> reporter: cbs and warner brothers responded with a bombshell announcement. based on the totality of charlie sheen's statements, conduct and activity, cbs and warner brothers television has decided to discontinue production of two and a half men for the remainder of the season. charlie is reportedly in the bahamas. these photos show him boarding the caribbean plane. he fired back, calling them crazy. and reported to radar online he is switching channels. and another had a letter claimed to be by sheen. >> i fired back once and this contaminated little maggot can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. i urge all might have -- all of my beautiful and loyal fans who have walked with me for almost
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a decade, to walk with me side by side as we gun go -- go up the steps of justice. >> he's getting to the point where he's becoming unlikeable. he not only has an addiction rehab to deal with. he also now has an image rehab as well. >> on wednesday, charlie sheen's father likened his addiction to that of cancer. girl scouts. and carbon print. how to have zero waste and save money. they were trapped inside a burning day care center. why some survived and some didn't. a high-wind warning in effect as the wind gusts over 50 miles an hour. the updated first warning forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,
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a moving memorial to a colorado tow truck driver. allen rose was dragged to death. a woman saw rose in the suv. so she jumped in and drove off. they are trying to find if she'll face any charges. three children dead in a daycare fire. right now, investigators in texas are trying to figure out how it happened. gabe gutierrez is in houstohapp >> reporter: as ambulances crammed into this neighborhood, people watched in horror, as firefighters pulled seven children from a burning building. >> disgusting. and i seen the other mom. she was in tears. it's very shocking. very upsetting. >> reporter: fire crews use thermal cameras to search for the children. several did not survive. >> this is a very sad moment for the houston fire department
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and this community. >> reporter: the flames broke out around 1:30 at this day care. at first, neighbors did not know how far the flames would spread. >> we didn't know whether or not the fire was going to come to our house. and you know, we didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: firefighters confirm this was the woman in charge of the day care. late this afternoon, she was whisked away in a stretcher. firefighters wouldn't give her name or what her injuries were. >> it's hard to hear. >> investigators are now trying to figure out what caused the fire. one of many questions this community wants answered. >> investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen. two children are still listed in critical condition today. well, some positive news to end the week on wall street. stocks were up today. after a weekend long sell-off. nasdaq up 43. let's go to new york now, where alexis christoforous has
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tonight's cbs money watch update. saudi arabia is making up for the shortage from libya. some other oil rich countries have pledged to do the same. but some are not taking chances. and they're hedging against sky high prices. spain has announced it has reached its speed limit. boeing helped the streak. the stock climbed after landing a $35 billion contract with the air force to build nearly 200 tanker planes. consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in three years in february. the university of michigan survey found more americans are feeling better about the job market and their finances. and airlines are raising fairs again. united and continental kicked things off thursday. american, delta and u.s.
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airways quickly matched the hikes. southwest followed but only on some roots. -- routes. all blame the fast rising cost of jet fuel. that's your money watch. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. imagine not taking out the trash for four months. you'd think your house would some a bit, right? but the johnson family declutterred their life to reduce their carbon footprint. when they buy stuff, they make sure it has recyclable wrapping or no packaging. they constantly reuse jars and containers. the johnsons say they only produce a few handfuls of trash every year. >> i bet they compost as well. so all of their food scraps. that's amazing. >> i have a family member in turkey. and one of the things his wife commented on was that we have such enormous packaging here. >> it is.
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still to come on eyewitness news at 4:00. surprise. when people use these to pay. baltimore will soon have a new currency. and it won't be printed by the u.s. mint. i'm andrea fujii. that story ahead on wjz eyewitness news. swept away. driving in the dark. they didn't see the rising water. a family of 7 in the amish buggy. not everyone survives. the high winds causing lots of problems around our region now. we're going to update the first warning forecast next. wjz is always on. for the top stories on, instant updates and first warning weather, click ,
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i just heard power is out to my house. expecting thousands of people tonight. high winds continue to kick around our region. >> mr. williams? >> yeah, you know, there's always a problem when we have a lot of rain. and in this case, we had snow on the ground already. we had the rain come and just kind of saturate this. the wind doesn't make it easy for the trees to sustain it.
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and the ground is soft. until the wind actually dries off the ground, we're going to have these problems, and they're just starting. right now, we have 45 degrees. our temperature, down from a daytime high. in the mid-60s. 53% relative humidity. and these are the sustained winds from the west/northwest. at 23 miles per hour in baltimore now. 29.62 is your barometer reading. across the state, temperatures are coming down from the pretty 60-degree daytime high. we're at 32 now in oakland. 38 in hagerstown. and a little milder down the 95 corridor from 52. down to 46 in the nation's capital. still holding tight. down toward patuxent river. and around the immediate metro area, everyone in the mid- to upper 40s to about 50 degrees. these winds are sustained in the 20-mile-per-hour range, until you get to d.c. and down toward easton. 37-mile-per-hour winds, down to our nation's capital.
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and look at things gust. gusts are substantially higher. 56-mile-per-hour gusts, down the 95 stretch. 49 in baltimore. and 54 in elkton. so the 95 corridor. really the battleground for these winds kicking in. now, there's a front that brought us rain overnight and into this afternoon. we have the high wind warnings in effect. winds sustained. gusting up to 60. which you're seeing already in play now. temperatures have dropped substantially. 60s were what we had on the eastern sea board. but look at the difference. about a 10- to 15-degree differential. 30s and 20s. we're still in the 40s and 60s heading down toward atlanta. but this front, definitely pretty potent. it pulled all of this warm air right up along the eastern edge of it. and as the front moves through, with the low driving, just to our north, it pushed on out of here. and now, cold air is spilling in behind it. all of that warm air rose out
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of the region. we're starting to clear out. but with the high pressure building in now. we're going to see the winds right through this evening and into tomorrow, before they start to settle down. temperatures will level out as well. we'll go into the 40s tomorrow. and we'll go back to around 60 on monday. but that comes again, with a chance of showers. this is how it shapes up. gale warnings in effect until 7:00. and storm warning in effect also around that same time. northwest winds on the bay. gusting up to 50. next high tide at fort mchenry. with patchy cold conditions. winds will calm down tonight. 46 tomorrow. part sunny-- partly sunny and cooler. weekend not too bad. sunshine will return. actually, it's coming back now. it's pretty nice outside. sunwise. >> it could change. it has all day. thanks, tim. don't miss tonight's cbs primetime lineup. at 10:00. it's tom selleck's blue blood.
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and there's a lot more ahead on wjz at 4:30. bittersweet. a survivor of the earthquake is not taking another day for granted. political standoff. the measure the republicans pushed through the wisconsin assembly before the dems knew what hit them. a benefit to hot flashes. the story all women may want to hear. dramatic decision. the united nations lowers the boom on libya. while gadhafi fuels the fire with protests. eyewitness news continues with denise and vic right after this. [ male announcer ] verizon believes
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it is 4:29. 22 degrees and cloudy. >> here's what people are
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talking about. >> the powerful storm system in maryland. it is leaves 60,000 people in maryland without power now. besides the rain, one of the big concerns, the high wind gusts throughout the state. wjz found plenty of damage, including a downed tree. it is still very windy right now. let's take a live look outside. we are dealing with potentially dangerous conditions. wjz is live with first warning weather. meteorologist tim williams and bob turk are tracking this strong system. bob? let's take a look at the winds currently. they had coupled down a little from last hour. but bwi marshall, a recorded wind gust about 60 miles per hour. take a look at the current winds around the area. we're at 23 now. 39 in elkton. 30 in pax river. and out to the west, a little less. 23 in hagerstown. 8 out in cumberland. 54 in elkton. 56 in washington. we're still at 49 miles an hour. and also, same thing down at pax river and ocean city at 33. we have until 7:00 p.m. for all of those areas east of the mountains.
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high-wind warning in the area, with wind gusts between 45, maybe still as high as 55 or 60 miles per hour. tim is in the outback with a look at this storm and how it went through the region. and some of the rainfall numbers. >> definitely, the winds are behind the rain front coming through. rain was the earlier story. let's take a look at satellite radar composite to give you an idea. really started to rain earlier yesterday evening. and the lighter rain started falling through the night. it started to accumulate. and then we started to see some thunderstorms that triggered some severe thunderstorm warnings through the afternoon. let's talk about some of the rainfall totals. the higher amounts out toward western maryland. and one and a quarter inches of rain near hagerstown and washington county. about a half inch in westminster. a little more than half inch in sparks. down toward annapolis, we had just under half inch. and about a half inch was about the average there. although .82, almost three-
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quarters of an inch up toward elkton and cecil county. that's what we dealt with area wide. we'll have your complete updated first warning forecast coming up in a few moments. back inside. >> thank you, tim and bob. and remember, wjz is always on. for updates on the forecast and radar, log onto and if you have pictures of damage in your neighborhood, we'd like to see them. send them to or click on the link on our web alert. best storm impacting us now. causing an accident that killed four children. kai has details of this tragic story in the newsroom. kai? >> reporter: vic, the amish children were riding with their family in a horse-drawn buggy. the children were swept away and drowned. the victims ranged in age from 5 months to 11 years old. search crews recovered their bodies this morning. two adults and three other children escaped and were not hurt. >> the group was traveling, despite forecasts that called
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for hail and tornadoes. >> reporter: cracking down on libya, as the violent protests spread. joel brown reports for wjz, on the new push to punish libya's leaders. >> reporter: waving his fists, the dictator vowed not to surrender. in an unexpected appearance, moammar gadhafi urged his supporters to keep fighting. he told them, quote, we can defeat any aggression if necessary. gadhafi's fiery address in libya's capital, tripoli, comes as he struggles to hold onto power. in another part of the city, gadhafi's militias open fire on demonstrators. witnesses said there were multiple deaths, as large numbers of protestors spill the onto the streets after friday prayers. >> gadhafi is going to steal a lot of protests. >> reporter: gadhafi largely lost control on the coastline. and the opposition rallied in support of the uprising in tripoli. >> reporter: everyone we spoke
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to says it's freedom or death. but they're willing to sacrifice themselves to make sure that they get the freedoms they want. president obama has been working the phone from the white house. he's consulting with world leaders on a package of sanctions that would punish libya's government for the crackdown. >> we are initiating a series of steps to pressure the regime in libya to stop killing its own people. >> as libya fights, they are vowing to leave. cell phones showed thousands camped out waiting to evacuate. and after this, the ferry carried hundreds of u.s. citizens carried them in malta. glad to be safe as the revolt takes a deadlier turn. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the united states chartered planes and ferried hundreds that took libya out
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today. state assembly has approved a controversial budget measure. despite the defeat, die-hard demonstrators stage another day of protests against the bill. it strips public workers of their collective bargaining rights. the measure is now in the hands of the senate. but it can't take action until one of the 14 demonstrators come back to work. those senators say they will not come back to work until there is a compromise on the bill. if the bill is passed, lay -- if this is passed, they will start layoffs next week. governor spoke outside the white house this afternoon. calling his conversation with the president productive. he is among several for the national governor's association winter meetings. one of his main focuses is building an innovative work force. an argument out of a north baltimore bus stop ends in murder. and police say they have caught the killer. officers arrested lafayette taylor. he is accused of stabbing
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joshua matthews to death. taylor is being held without bond. a troubling trend in today's healthwatch. more young people are suffering with strokes. terrell brown has more on the big problems that is behind the spike in strokes. >> laura crispin walks with a limp. it's a lasting reminder of the limp she woke up with three months ago. >> i couldn't walk or talk or anything. >> reporter: at 42, she suffered a large stroke. a large clot blocked the side of her brain. she and her husband had no idea. >> had i had any idea of signs of stroke, i would have initiated the proper action. >> reporter: there is a sharper rise in younger mirns to have stroke like crispin. hospitalizations are up for
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stroke significantly for children, teenagers and americans up to 44. the rate has been declined for the middle-aged and elderly. researchers can't say what is causing the big increase in strokes among the young. but many studies point to obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure as factors. >> it's important to get young people when they're young to to change their diet and exercise and things like that. >> reporter: crispin can now do more things she could do before the stroke. just slower. and communicating remains frustrating. >> in here is my knowledge. like everything i'm taking in. but coming out, it's very hard to be speaking like this. >> very good. >> reporter: crispin doesn't dwell on the negative. she hopes her story makes others aware that strokes can happen to anyone. terrell brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> doctors say if you experience symptoms of a stroke, you should go to a
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hospital immediately. because the longer you wait, the more likely the brain could experience permanent damage. symptoms include blurred vision and slurred speech. mary is in the newsroom. it appears women who experience hot flashes at the start of menopause have a lower risk for heart attack than those who never get hot flashes. this is the first study of its kind. scientists say the results should reassure millions of women who experience hot flashes or night sweats. however, some critics say a more detailed study is necessary to prove those results. denise? >> for more information, you can find the study in the journal menopause. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work. parker shane -- i'm sorry. there's kristy breslin at traffic control. >> hi accident vic.
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hi, everyone. we're definitely having problems due to the wind. a lot of downed trees in the area. let's take a look at our graphic. we have a downed tree blocking all lanes. 94 at fairmont drive. also in joppatowne, all lanes blocked. back to the reisterstown road. butler road, closed at worthington. piney grove is the way around another downed tree in that area. as far as the beltway goes, 30 minutes on the outer loop. from york road to the harrisburg expressway. another 20 from 95 to liberty road. and as far as city accidents go, north fulton at west mulberry. greenbound. and west saratoga at charles. let's go now to a live shot. you can see everything back to normal there. that's 95 northbound on the tydings memorial bridge. where we had the overturned tractor-trailer. everything is back to normal. this traffic report is brought to you by limousine. back to you. >> thank you, kristy.
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a new type of money may soon be circulating in an area near you. it's called b-notes. and it was unveiled today. andrea fujii explains why they are so fortunate and how you can get your hands on them. it may look like play money. but it's real. [ applause ] >> reporter: baltimore notes. or b-notes were unveiled in hamden. it's an alternative currency, created by nonprofit group baltimore green currency association. its goal is to promote local businesses. and can only be used by businesses that accept them. like bree's books. >> keeps everything circulating right here, which creates greater health and wealth in our community. >> it's real money. it circulates here in baltimore. keeps our wealth local. >> consumers can start using b- notes in april. right now, about 30 businesses in baltimore have signed on to
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accept them. >> a also say that another reason to use it is the exchange rate. $10 u.s. dollars will buy $11 in b-notes. >> makes people think about where they want to spend their money. do they want to spend it at big chain stores? >> reporter: for skeptics, they say there's nothing wrong with trying to build up the little guy, for the good of all. andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> b-notes are legal. it's only illegal to mint coins. to purchase b-notes, go to and click on the screen. >> we can come up with our own currency? bob notes? >> bob notes? i'd be suspicious exchanging that money. a woman's rage is caught on tape. why this woman tried to attack her husband outside a courthouse. a cry for help. the clever way a 9-year-old girl stopped a drunk driver. high winds, causing damage.
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an intense confrontation in a new york courthouse. a woman comes face to face with her sister's accused killer. [ screaming ] >> the woman tried chasing after her husband, who admitted that he raped and killed his wife's sister. despite his confession, he pleaded not guilty. mary is in the newsroom for one wild week with a new zealand woman. just a couple of days ago, emma howard wasn't sure she'd still be alive. now she is celebrating her wedding. emma wasn't sure she'd make it to the altar.
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howard spent six hours trapped in the rubble in her office after tuesday's powerful earthquake. she managed to call her fiance on her cell phone to lead rescuers to her. the couple said their wedding was a sign that the disaster could not break people's spirits. >> the death toll in new zealand has reached 113. but rescuers warned that number will probably climb over the next few days. outrageous and offensive. police in pennsylvania are going to have the creators of an explicit facebook page. it features information on 14 girls and made up information about their sex lives. a new york woman is facing drunk driving charges, after getting turned in by her own daughter. police say bonnie will was driving drunk with her three children in her back seat. desperate for help. her 9-year-old daughter wrote a note and held to up to the window, simply saying, please
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help us. another driver saw the note and called police. it is being called a miracle. a new hampshire woman survives three horrifying hours in frozen water. peg ras connie shows us how that woman survived for so long. >> it's almost like for a good seven days, i have no memory. >> and extraordinary things had happened. >> oh, unbelievable things. >> reporter: looking at kelly dwyer in her hospital room, it is almost impossible to believe what she survived. >> i love snow shoeing. i'm an audobon trustee. i'm always out in the woods. >> reporter: that's where she was two weeks ago, deep in the trees. when she fell through some ice and got trapped in frigid water. >> i don't remember anything. nothing whatsoever. >> reporter: but marks on her finger makes her think she must have clawed frantically for the surface. her husband got home and found her in dire shape partially smirnlged in the pond.
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he urged his daughters daughters to call 911. >> when they got me out. they had to do constant cpr to keep me pretty much alive. >> and once they took her in the ambulance, my dad came back in. and he said, it looked really, really bad. like get ready to say goodbye. >> reporter: laura and katherine dwyer, and they weren't alone, believed she would die. by the time she arrived at catholic medical center, her body temperature was still only about 83 degrees. a surgical team had to remove her blood to warm it. >> we take blood, put it through a pump, which rewarms the blood, and returns it warmer into the body. >> reporter: then days in an induced coma with no guarantees. >> i think kelly did just great. >> reporter: dwyer says the near-death experience will not keep her from snow shoeing again. a couple of girl scouts get a big apology, after officers forced them to stop selling cookies. the officers told them to close the stand because the parents
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did not have a permit. the parents admit that they neglected to get the necessary paperwork but thought that a visit by police was a little excessive. >> he was scaring us because we thought all of the dult adults were going to go to jail. >> reporter: both the police department and the mayor's office have apologized to the girls. and their stand is back open. the town has even offered the scouts to throw -- to throw the scouts a pizza party to say sorry. thirsting for saskwatch. a north carolina man says he knows just the place to look. after encountering would half man, half ape creature in the woods as a child. rick lunsford is organizing a large search. you can join him on the hunt for bigfoot, march the 5th. he plans to meet at noon at the food lot -- write this down. at the food lion parking lot in millers creek, in wilks county. and then caravan to the site from there.
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march 5th. write it down. in the big lion parking lot. >> bigfoot has packed up and gone. he's left the building now. >> i'm busy the 5th. so i'm working. >> see what we can do. it's a blust everiy -- blustery afternoon. and the high winds are causing problems all over ,,,,,,
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stir looks nice out there right now. but i'm telling you, the winds were credible. -- incredible. >> branches and trees down. power out. take a look at the current temperatures. temperatures have really dropped, too. 45 now. west/northwest winds at 23. the barometer on the way back up. deep low pressure to our north. that's what's causing this. 45 here. 47. 45. back to our west. already in the 30s. in fact, just to the northwest of the city, upper 30s being reported in northern baltimore, northern carroll county already. down to 31 in oakland. 63 in ocean city. at the airport today, we got up
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to 67 degrees. briefly. and then the front came through with the showers and thundershowers. and then we started to cool down. 50, bel air. and 48, annapolis and kent island. right now, our sustained winds, 39/23. 25, ocean city. but the wind gusts continue to be very, very strong. let's go back real quick. 49 here. 56 in washington. 49 in pax river. 33 in ocean city. and 54 up in elkton. out to the west, generally now, under 40 miles an hour. they have lifted the high-wind warnings for the folks in extreme western maryland. allegheny and garrett. the winds are not quite as strong. but they'll be diminishing late this evening. 20 to 30-mile-an-hour winds with gusts to between 45 and maybe even up to 55 or 60 miles an hour. that's going to cause more damage in the next couple of hours, i'm sure. we had the rain, the snow is melting. the ground was wet.
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moist. trees just can't take that kind of wind. just not anchored. this is front. look at this, so clearly showing up. this is the cold front to the north, where the cold air was. snow today. several places picked up 6, 7, 8 inches to our north. we've got the warm air up briefly. very strong low pressure over southern new england. big, tight pressure gradient. still a few remaining clouds. in far western maryland. cooler, high pressure moves in. there -- it will be breezy tonight. sun will be out. it will be a terrible day. a little warmer sunday. clouds come back monday with more showers and maybe even a thundershower here on monday. gale warning from 7:00 to midnight tonight. storm warning until 7:00 p.m. this evening, wind gusts, 25 to 30. gusts to 50 early on. bay temps, about 38 degrees. tonight, the winds slowly dying down later on. today 28, it will be a chilly night. with clearing skies. tomorrow. sunny to partly sunny. a lot quieter today. but right on the norms, as far
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as highs in the mid-40s. so a pretty decent weekend. a lot of cleanup, i'm sure in your neighborhoods this weekend. >> yes. >> nature's pruning, as you say. >> that's right. it's amazing. been a very windy couple of weeks and months here. really has been. >> thank you, bob. >> pruning with a chain saw. still to come on eyewitness news this evening. wild winds across maryland are causing serious problems. i'm weijia jiang in baltimore, with a closer look at all of the damage next in a live the damage next in a live report. ,,,, [ male announcer ] what if you could combine
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coming up on eyewitness news at 5:00. wjz maryland is live with first warning weather coverage. another obstacle for same- sex marriage. the debate happening today.
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decision day. a husband is sentenced for killing his wife. tonight, the jury reaches a sentence. eyewitness news at 5:00 starts right now. wild winds. a strong system sweeps maryland. >> thousands of outages. tonight, a look at the damage. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. >> dangerous and powerful winds. the force so strong, just about anything in its path is at risk. [ wind blowing ] >> look at that windshield. wjz has coverage of where pieces -- pieces of


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